OBITUARY

Lawrence Larry R. Alexander

June 10, 1950November 6, 2012

Lawrence R. “Larry” Alexander, of Marblehead on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. For 35 years, he was the beloved husband of Mary Alice (Mark). Loving father of Katie of Beverly and David of Seattle, WA. Dear brother of Dr. Paul & his wife Sheila of Providence, RI and the late Jay. Fond brother-in-law of Priscilla, Jon & Stephanie, Sarah & Barry, and Henry & Brannon. Devoted son of the late Dan & Florence Alexander and son-in-law of the late Carl & Patsy Mark. Adored nephew of Shirlee and the late Harriet, Gladys and Roz. Devoted uncle of Rachel & Jeff, Zev, Ari, Jamie & Tara, Dave & Deanna, Nathan, Noah, Emma, Molly and Addie. Cherished cousin of Nadine & Neil, Lisa & Ken, Alexis & Chris, Courtney, Melissa & Kyle, Lauren, Jana, Claudia & Joel, Glenn & Laura and the late Eugene. Services at Temple Emanu-El, 393 Atlantic Ave., Marblehead on Friday, November 9 at 10:00am. Burial will be private. Shiva at Larry's late residence Saturday 7-9pm, Sunday 1-6pm, Monday 5-8pm and also at his brother’s residence in Providence Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 1-5pm & 7-9pm with minyan each evening at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Fl., Brookline, MA 02445. From 1979-1990, Larry served as the elected representative of Marblehead & Swampscott in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and also was House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Energy from 1985-1990.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2012
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Lawrence Larry R. Alexander

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Patricia Chapman

November 16, 2012

I met Larry when he was a friend of my son's at Yale, and stayed at my home in Washington, DC for protest marches. I remained in touch with him from time to time during the intervening years. I remember especially his sweetness and sense of honor; every person is unique but he was truly exceptional. While I did not know you, his family, I have some understanding as I lost a loved husband too. May God give you strength as you deal with his absence in the long hard days ahead.

David Sacks

November 13, 2012

Mary Alice - I was so saddened to learn today about Larry. What an enormous loss. Ironically the way I found out was by reading that the State Senate adjourned in his memory - how appropriate! He really made his mark in the public arena in a most positive way. It has been "a million years" since we rented the house in Swampscott during law school but I still have wonderful memories of you both. You and all family members have my most sincere condolences on Larry's death. David Sacks

Margaret Somer

November 12, 2012

We were lucky to have an intelligent, progressive, caring and wonderful state representative like Larry Alexander. After he left the legislature, he continued to be a good friend and great person. We were lucky to have known him.
Margaret Somer

November 10, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Please find peace and comfort in knowing God cares for you and will help you in your time of need. 1 Pet. 5:7

Murray Davis

November 9, 2012

Larry was our Representative at the same time I was immersed in Swampscott politics and there was never any doubt that he truly represented us. He and I shared common values and he was always available for advice. Years later, when we both had our law practices in Boston, I would occasionally run into him and we would always find the time to stop and talk. Even as recently as 5 years ago or so (maybe more, who remembers) I saw him at a Temple Emanu-El function and he tried to convince me to get back into the game. Larry was a wonderful man and a true mensch, you always felt that he was genuinely happy to see you. I miss him already.

Peter Agnes

November 8, 2012

Larry was one of the finest public servants I ever met. He was principled, progressive to the core, and willing to fight for what he believed in, and, at the same time, unfailingly cheerful and respectful. He would have been a shining star in any era.

maria rocha

November 8, 2012

Mary Alice,

My deepest condolences go out to you and your children. I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to say good bye to someone that you love and that is such an important part of your day to day living. Know that he is at peace now and in time you and your children will be able to begin healing and evenutally accepting. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. Remember always that you are surrounded by people near and distant that are available to help you.
Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

Laurie Tobin

November 8, 2012

So many fond and funny memories of those early days on the campaign trail and at the State House.
From our family to yours, we wish you peace and comfort.
Laurie and Morris Tobin

FROM THE FAMILY